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Holmboe: Chamber Music (I): Primavera, Op. 55 / "Gioco" Op. 155 / Sonata for solo flute, Op. 71 / Ballata, Op. 159 / Quartetto, Op;. 90


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  • Performer: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Composer: Vagn Holmboe
  • Audio CD (September 27, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dacapo Classical
  • ASIN: B0054RVSRS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,132 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This recording marks the beginning of a new series devoted to previously unrecorded chamber works by the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe (1909-96). The music was written from the 1950s to the 1980s and ranges wide, all the way from the playful to the serious. Holmboe's inexhaustible wealth of ideas and his mixture of lightness and ingenuity run through all the works. As does his 'metamorphosis' technique, which makes the music breathe and grow like the Nordic landscape of which Holmboe felt himself to be a part.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bert vanC Bailey on December 27, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I'm glad that the clips for this CD have now been corrected on this page. My first draft of this review had warned those unfamiliar with Vagn Holmboe (1909-'96) that the posted ones weren't right: all were for solo piano. (Incidentally, I regret Amazon's recent trend of not including clips, since these have so often helped to familiarize me with the music.)

In any case, despite that initial glitch, I bought the CD as I trusted that its music would be up to Holmboe's usual standard. I'll now say something about it and its still poorly-known composer.

First, the works and their instrumentation:

1-3 'Primavera' - for flute and piano trio (15:11)
4-7 'Gioco' - for string trio (13:23)
8-11 'Sonata per flauto solo' (15:50)
12-13 'Ballata' - for piano quartet (12:57)
14-16 'Quartetto' - for flute and string trio (14:59)

The invariably high quality of Holmboe's music has not led to any fame beyond the shrinking circles of classical music lovers. And it cannot be said that he's poorly represented on disc: his 15 symphonies, 20 string quartets, 13 chamber concertos, the 'Requiem for Nietzsche,' and a recording of a cappella music have long been available. A concerto for brass group, one for cello and orchestra, sonatas for various winds and piano, solo piano works, piano trios, etc., are also on CD, mostly in anthologies. Adding to this bounty, works that even his followers had no idea existed have recently been released: Preludes for Sinfonietta, 4 string Sinfonias, 3 Chamber Symphonies, works for single and accompanied guitar, and for violin and piano.
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The Danish composer Vagn Holmboe is widely known for his large-scale works such as his symphonies (hear this great cycle on a BIS release), but among his 400-odd works are many chamber pieces that until now have languished in relative obscurity. The Dacapo label has done much to bring the chamber works to a wider audience.

This is the first disc in a series where the Ensemble Midvest performs (part two is also available). The particular musicians here are Charlotte Norholt (flute), Ana Feitosa (violin), Matthew Jones, violin, Karolina Weltrowska, violin, Sanna Ripatti, Jonathan Slaatto and Martin Qvist Hansen (piano).

"Primavera" op. 55 for flute, violin, cello and piano (1951) was written at the same time as Holmboe's Symphony No. 8 "Sinfonia boreale", widely considered his masterpiece, and features the same keen interest in what the composer termed "metamorphosis", the continual transformation of a basic motif. Holmboe's music is essentially Neoclassical in its tonal basis and emotional balance, but that interest in organic development sets it greatly apart from the crowd. This three-movement chamber work, roughly fast-slow-fast but with changing tempos, swells to nearly orchestral dimensions.

The Sonata for Solo Flute op. 71 (1957) is in four movements. The second is a "fugue" (or at least as close to one as this instrument can get), the third movement an "Andante interroto" in homage to Bartók, and the last movement a rondo. Unfortunately, this is not a particularly memorable work and could have used great contrasts.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Max Weeks on October 19, 2011
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I minored in Theory/Composition as a Music Major in college. I found this work modern, yet quite easy to listen to. I recommend this work to anyone who would like to start experiencing modern music.
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